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. >> reporter: there were some signs of meaningful progress. in new york city, more train and subway service was added. all told, the electricity is back on for more than 4 million homes and businesses across the northeast. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: this evening, the lights came back on in new york's greenwich village, something worth celebrating. and all but two of atlantic city's casinos are back in business. what are the odds of that? but for many more, the misery inflicted by the monster storm feels like it is becoming permanent, homes destroyed, neighborhoods gone, a lifetime's investment wiped out. >> it is like you had a cute little home and now you have no place to stay. i mean, you don't have a home to live in. >> reporter: across new york, new jersey, and connecticut, recovery comes in many forms. for some, it is a full tank of gas. for others, it's when the lights go back on. and for one man in new jersey, it's seeing the utility truck arrive on his street. >> i looked outside and was -- felt like christmas. somebody delivering new telephone poles. this is the most happy feeling
. >> reporter: it's a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it's a super slow go and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> in manhattan hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving and what they are going after is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before the power is back. >> over 100,000 power lines on ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island power is out and patience is running out. >> i don't have the transportation out of here. >> reporter: in toms river, new jersey, a high school is now a shelter. in westwarck, connecticut, belongings remain strewn about. >> we need to get cleaned out. >> reporter: in west virginia the weight from sandy's heavy snow on monday has now collapsed roofs. the storm's wrath widespread and strong. >> no heat. we have no power. >> reporter: still, officials are encouraging. >> the good news is that there are a lot of people who want to help. >> reporter: but the grim reality, not so easy to swaggo, s
it this way, in new york city, people can't find gasoline, and some went to find food from dumpsters from the sto stores, because they have no power or water, and what they have is still good, although it needed to be thrown out. and you will hear the memory of katrina more and more in the coming days. like katrina, three days out, we're still learning about places receiving very little help and attention, like staten island, ann curry has more. >> reporr: brian, good evening to you, that is right, the outrage boiled over here in staten island, because more than three days after the hurricane here, people from the close-knit community, accused them of responding much slower here than to the richer parts of the city. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here and we need help, immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think we're not getting more attention, because we are a working class neighborhood. and it is kind of like fend f
, in the center of new york city, transformed for the evening into democracy plaza. our nbc news election night headquarters. across this country today from the first light of day in montana, americans voted. they voted in temporary tents and by flashlight in the rockaways here in new york, where after all an entire region remains crippled and this will remain another cold, dark night for upwards of a million people. the first polls have already closed. more are closing in the next 30 minutes. people are still lining up to vote tonight in the state that may be the greatest prize of all, ohio. the candidates are spent after an exhaust iing campaign. now it all comes down to tonight. and just after midnight in keeping with a grand american tradition, the people of dixville notch, new hampshire cast the first votes in the nation and voted to a 5/5 tie. the first tie vote in that small town's history. we can only guess what that means for how late we'll be at this tonight. our team is in place all over the country and here in new york. we want to begin with our white house correspondent kristen wel
jersey area. more than 2 million people still without power, mostly in new york city's outer boroughs and the suburbs. and there's growing frustration over a shortage of gasoline and heat as people wait in line for hours to fill up cars. >> those long lines aside, many storm victims also dealing with uncertainty and anxiety as they try to piece their lives back together. dr. nancy snyderman will be here with advice on dealing with the stress caused by hurricane sandy. >>> and it was supposed to be race day for some 47,000 runners in the new york city marathon. the event, of course, canceled on friday, much to the disappointment of many of those who were supposed to run. we'll tell you how some of them plan to spend this it day running for a much different cause. >>> and if you are like many people you may be ready for the election to be over. believe it or not, though, from clint eastwood's chair to kids who are sick of the whole thing, there were a fair amount of funny moments during this campaign season and we'll have a fond look back at those. >>> we do begin with the northeaster h
everything has come to a stop after an outpouring of suffering and rage, new york city cancels the marathon. >>> boiling point in one of the areas hardest hit by this storm. and the long lines for gas, some relief is on the way. >>> four days to go in the race for president. and tonight there is news on the jobs front. >>> and making a difference, step by step, 21 stories in the dark, one woman's mission to help those in need. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight, life is far from normal for millions of people, including those in the most densely populated areas in the country, heading into the fifth night with no power, the death toll went over 100. while today in the air, we could see the first signs that the calvary is coming, vehicles, pallets, arriving in new york city, all day today, on top of the anger for those who have not received help yet, there was disbelief that the city of new york was going through with the marathon on sunday, a race to go through all five boroughs, in some places still flooded, and places where peop
as the rain will be long gone. i-95, between washington, baltimore, trenton, new york city, even lower portions of the hudson valley and new england, the rain is moving in. this shield of light rain. nothing too intense with it but just enough that you will need the windshield wipers. a wider view shows it goes into the the adirondacks, new hampshire, vermont. the forecast is going to call for that front to kick off the east coast during the day today. temperatures will plummet as a warm, beautiful day yesterday. the cold air in the heart of the country will spill to the east coast. no big storms behind this. we're really dealing with temperatures that are chilly from minneapolis to denver. with sunshine, it will be pretty manageable. 40 in chicago, 55 in kansas city, not bad in texas. as i mentioned on the east coast, rain this morning and this afternoon looks okay. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the rain outside your window. cincinnati, ohio, brisk, cold this morning, 44 this afternoon. that's better than what you dealt with yesterday with the rain for
are in the new york city area, come on down. be sure to come down to democracy plaza in rockefeller center. look at that. it's gorgeous. >>> we're going to have major updates on the recovery efforts for those in hurricane sandy's path. >>> plus, one of the most accurate predictors dating back to 1900. it's precisely picked the winner over 89% of the time. that's coming up next. you're watching "early today." >>> at least 111 people now confirmed dead in the wake of hurricane sandy. power continues to be restored to millions after it went down one week ago. new york governor andrew cuomo says the fuel shortage that's led to long lines could go on for days, and he warned those taking mass transit this morning can expect a lot more company as people find other ways to go to work and students return to school. in new jersey, the odd-even licensing plate order remains in effect. many banks who waive fees say they'll extend those breaks until wednesday, and a massive crane dangling over a new york city high-rise has now been secured. and that means, people living and working near the site will finally
jersey amid long lines and flaring tempers. while across the river, the new york city marathon is cancelled after officials came under fire for planning to run a race as people here are struggling to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get start
in pennsylvania and in upstate new york, or western new york really, i guess everything outside of new york city is upstate in new york. anyway, they've got some snow. and, again, this is all involving the circulation over what's left of sandy, which is in eastern canada right now way up north. and it's slowly but surely pulling, pulling, pulling away. now, our weather looks quiet this weekend and early next week, but a couple of storms will be developing down in the south. we're in a pattern that's gonna get these storms out over the atlantic to be something questionable. we'll be talking about the prospects of stormy weather sometime next week coming up in just a few minutes with our insta weather plus forecast. >>> our big story this morning comes out of baltimore city where police are investigating the sexual assault of a female jogger. >> her attacker held her at knife point. here's the latest on the investigation. >> the fells point promenade offers excellent views of baltimore's water front, so it's no surprise it's become a popular spot to go jogging but sharon clark said she's encounter
things up a little bit, though only getting into the mid to upper 40s in new york city today. a little chilly, and savannah's already got the shivers going. i'm mate lauer along with savannah guthrie and willie geist. >> a little chilly. >> over in the booth it's a little brisk. >> democracy plaza. >> whining about democracy plaza. >> hypothermia plaza. anyway, coming up, we're going to go back to explained, a borough in new york that's been especially hard hit. al's been there, and al will be talking to us about this other storm that's making its way to our area. this won't be another sandy, but it could bring heavy rain, more flooding, maybe some more power problems for a lot of people who don't need any more so we'll be talking about that. >> you know, there was a big controversy here in new york about whether or not to run the new york city marathon. ultimately the mayor decided hot to run it. that was on friday. so you had thousands of marathon runners here in new york city, and a lot of them did the right thing and ran to staten island and other parts of the city. we'll talk to t
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today,thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have thr
in place -- scenes like police help are taking place. new york city firefighters and the national guard assisted in the transfer of patients. you have to look for an alternative market use the north east regional amtrak train to head up north. the plan to restore some service on friday to and from the york city. if i did schedule is expected to be released tomorrow. --a fight is scheduled is expected to be released ma. >> a group of baltimore paramedics is headed to new jersey to help out with the aftermath. >> they are part of a team from maryland requested to make the trip. kai reed there as they packed up for deployment. >> paramedic is the impact of for an assignment but this one is a little different. >> you are anxious but accokeek does want to get there and it started. >> she and four other baltimore city paramedic will have to abandon county, new jersey thursday morning -- to atlantic county, new jersey, thursday morning. >> straps, extra tabs. >> they have seen the devastating pictures and the 911 calls for service are overwhelming first responders. what a lot of flood and wind
is in the small peninsula community of seabright, new jersey, not far from new york city to the south along the jersey shore. >> reporter: good evening, brian, you don't see this often, there is accumulation and flooding, here in the town of seabright, we have the ocean in front of me, the river behind me. it floods during nor'easters and got hit hard by hurricane sandy. you can see that in the buildings behind me. now, this town along with the rest of coastal new jersey is wondering what they will wake up to. ten days after hurricane sandy ripped apart the jersey shore, towns are scrambling to prepare for the first major winter storm, and restore the battered coastline. the weather channel's mike seidel this morning? here at point pleasant beach, they spent the morning bringing sand out to the beach, building a dune that is twice as high but not as wide, as the one wiped out by hurricane sandy. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie warned this hurricane could stall the restoration efforts. >> i hate setbacks, i don't tolerate them well, but this one i can't control. the weather i
chris christie toured the area. and progress is being made in new york city as 80% of the subway lines are back up and running. schools not damaged by the storm are expected to open on monday. however, with 9,000 customers in the metro area still in the dark, and long lines continue to plague customers at gas stations. and resources that would have been devoted to the new york city marathon will now be diverted to the public. and anheuser-busch is converting its plant in cartersville, georgia, to can water by the six pack, shipping it to the red cross, where it will be distributed where it's needed most. locally, bge has sent crews to help in the area as well. still ahead, baltimore city police have a pair of deadly shootings on their hands tonight. and home coming takes on a whole new meaning to the team whole new meaning to the team as they dedicate ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese ad
sandy continues. tonight mary -- mayor bloomberg has canceled the new york city marathon but food, fuel and power are still out in the hardest-hit areas. >> four days later, the theory of sandy is too much -- the fuyr ry of sandy is too much to bear. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell us which way to go. >> many simply are not going anywhere. >> lines have been 2 miles long. >> lines for fuel and traffic are just too charging phone have been overwhelming for many. >> in some cases, pushing patients and the motion over the edge. the difficulties stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> no heat, no power. >> hope is quickly fading. >> we have bodies removed -- being removed. >> devastation that after days of controversy forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction for people who were working trying to help people. >> how is beginning to show up by the truck load here. the basic necessities like water, food and warm clothes. tonight an all-star lineup of entertainers gathered for a benefit for
to sell them. new york city metro area, we have more than 70 shopping centers in this area. this is a great primary growth area for us. >> you have not been hurt by the hurricane other than awning damage and prif y'all damage? >> that's true. in general, neighborhood shopping centers are holding up. most of the larger tennants have generators. >> i like to use companies such as yours to be able to get a parameter of the country. you say at the opening of your comments that national retailers are pursuing -- are again pursuing aggressive expansion. i deal with one company at a time. sounts like many want to go back into erks pangs mode again. especially value oriented and discount oriented retailers. they are opening 50, 100 stores a year and they start to worry about where to get that space because there is virtually no new construction. there is no new supply. population is still growing. >> it was only a few years ago that we had dramatic expansion. >> it cycles. >> you do have some exposure to an industry that i'm worried about. i'm a big backer of whole foods. i think t
.m. continues now. >> we have breaking news on the new york city marathon. the mayor has decided to cancel their race after criticism. many new yorkers had been complaining it would be insensitive and divert city resources when many are suffering. no word on whether it has been rescheduled. right now, winds of 90 miles an hour and two feet of snow. it certainly created a punch of weather extremes. >> several days later there are more questions about the impact of global warming on our climate. we joined a teleconference with some ocean scientists to find out answers on this. he joins us with more. >> the four hundred year old tree which you see behind me that has been reduced to a stop is another victim of sandy. as you said, some scientists are speaking out about climate change in the role that the place with the super storms and how it chesapeake area will be affected. the tree is one of the evidence markers left by super storm sandy. profs discussed with reporters concerns about future storms. >> unless we solve the climate crisis, we can be sure that a super hurricane fuelled by global
died of injuries from a fall as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. janet napolitano visited with disaster relief victims. >>> now for a look at your weather, here's bill karins with a weather channel forecast. very good morning to you. >> have a good weekend? >> i did. it was nonexistent. i'm just kidding. it's coming up, actually. so it's okay. >> i understand that. some of us work weekends every now and then. here's what we're looking at today. big temperature contrast across the country. happy to see we're not going to have any devastating storms this week, but we are going to see a change of weather. the mild air still exists on the eastern seaboard after a beautiful sunday and a cold blast of air is coming down from the northern plains and sweeping across the country. ahead of this front, we have a large area of rain that went through chicago last night during that football game and continues to push through memphis and now eventually towards the nashville area. you can see a few lightning strikes here through central mississippi and just to the north
park in new york city, almost 5 inches of snow is almost unheard of, wasser, mass., 5 inches, danbury, connecticut, 9. and one in new jersey with a foot of snow. the storm almost looks like a tropical storm. that's the center of it. south of nantucket. its anding over the interior sections. it's wrapping in some warmer air, changing over snow to rain in areas of long island. the temperatures have warmed up even at the upper levels of the storm. that will help things during the day today. the worst of it definitely on cape cod right now. look at the wind gusts. 59 on martha's vineyard, 55 on provincetown. cape cod, this is the worst of it for you. you're getting the rain and the pounding wind. w worcester, the snow with the leaves on the trees aren't doing so well. major highways fine. secondary roads slushy. during the afternoon hours the roads will clear up. most of us will head into the 40s. it will be a slushy, wet mess by later this afternoon. >> it will warm up and melt off. >>> president obama is back at the white house this morning where he will begin to work with congress on t
of them. i don't know, 20, 30. >> reporter: and a new rule that limits cars coming into new york city to only those with at least three passengers caused miles of incredible back-up at checkpoints. there is some good news. partial subway service was restored and the army corps of engineers is helping to empty a number of still-flooded tunnels. how much water are we talking about that you're going to need to pump out? >> our estimates right this point in time are 300 million to 400 million gallons of water. >> reporter: one silver lining from sandy, the floodwaters killed at least a few of the millions of rats that have been the menace of subway stations. but drinking water remains unsafe in many communities. floodwaters filled with a toxic brew of raw sewage and chemicals are making clean-up even harder. >> insurance companies are telling us to empty our houses out, to clean the stuff and leave it in our property. but is it safe for us to breathe in that stuff? it's all toxic. it's raw sewage. >> reporter: in coney island, the new york aquarium remains flooded. staffers are pumping th
city mayor mike bloomberg ran that sweet chime this morning, the opening bell to the new york stock exchange and suddenly wall street was back in business. and even though not all the markets implied -- nasdaq down. you could feel the blood flowing through the veins of the stock market after two days where its heart was stilled. it wasn't just wall street that opened for business today, though. >>> the main street that runs clear across the country may now be opened as a new business, the business of construction. >>> time for the final trade. the business of construction. yes, mother nature dealt a vicious blow and our hearts to go out to families who lost loved ones. but in spite of the tragedy, in our own curious way, sandy has given us the opportunity for a boost since the government rebuilt southern florida after hurricane andrew in 1992. a reconstruction so huge, it moved the country's entire gdp needle just when we needed it, after right a nasty recession. and now that we've assessed the damage, or we're trying to at least, i'll have to tell you one thing. i think this looks
, it seemed like they had the process down in a lot of the areas whereas in some areas here in new york city some of the voting poll areas, didn't have it down, and they had huge lines, and they weren't even affected by the hurricane. >> take two, twitter talk. the photo of the president hugging the first lady, been talking about it this morning, became the most popular twitter message of all time. >> retweeted. >> half a million times and there's a before and after image of the obama family, then and now, and it has gone viral, too. we've got that picture to show >> you what's amazing, i think is just seeing how much the girls have grown up in this time. this is the before picture. this is four years ago, and then now, look at them. i mean, malia is almost as tall as michelle and -- and sasha, they are just gorgeous and beautiful growing up so nicely. >> and the president's got a bit more gray hair. >> what i liked about michelle, obviously everybody looks at what she's wearing, so last night, of course, everybody is like what is she wearing? and interesting to note she's wearing a recycled
of the city boardwalk. >> we are ready for the residents to come back. >> new york city is ready to continue tradition, too. not everyone is in favor of holding the yearly amohundred marathon. >> a runner from out of town is going to get that room. >> thousands now homeless are asking for federal help. fema is the opening disaster relief centers today, and they will be desperately needed. in atlantic city, new jersey, danielle leigh. >> the jerry sandusky sex abuse seige continues. why two former penn state officials are in court today. unemployment may have to tire, unemployment may have to tire, but it was not all bad news did you know dentures are ten times softer than natural teeth and can be easily scratched? they may also have surface pores, where odor-causing bacteria can grow. that's why dentures require special care. make polident® part of your daily routine. polident's unique microclean formula cleanses gently. it releases antimicrobial agents, including active oxygen, to kill ninety-nine-point-nine percent of odor causing bacteria and reduce plaque. for a cleaner, fresher, bright
of valuable resources. >> the city of new york is talking about getting water out of the battery tonneau. and preparing for a marathon. do you see that disconnect? >> in some of the hardest-hit communities, the water may be anger ut the residents' is still rising. >> the views show what could've happened to us. look at the widespread damage. she got a chance to see the devastation around her family's vacation home. parts of the area are just unrecognizable. >> this was planned before it sandy came through. car -- this was planned before sandy came through. there were houses there, each comment. 335 went right through there. now it is a brand new in left. -- inlet. mandatory evacuations were ordered for the communication -- communities. that explains why no deaths in that area have been reported. no word yet on when residents will be able to get back into their homes. nbc will host a benefit telethon tomorrow night at 8:00. it will be carried by all the networks of nbc universal. the benefit will feature performances by bruce springsteen, billy joel, a stain, just to name a few -- sting,
in staten island and throughout new york city. gas rationing remains in effect because only 60% of the city's gas stations are open. >> anne thompson on staten island. one of the places where the suffering continues. >>> still ahead for us tonight, who has the energy to shop on thanksgiving night after turkey? well, retailers are betting enough highly motivated shoppers will make the trip to make it worth their while. >>> and later a surprising group of helpers on a new mission where help is really needed as we just saw. and they're making a difference 37 into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make thing
water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the skyline of lower manhattan remains dark as the city enters the fourth day of a massive power outage. the flooding crisis from sandy goes beyond the east coast. these are pictures from cleveland, ohio, as the cuyahoga river deals with too much rain. and many residents on the new jersey shore say they plan to prepare and rebuild after the devastation from sandy as help slowly begins to arrive. nbc's danielle leigh is in toms river, new jersey, just one of the many places where people are waiting eagerly. good morning to you, danielle. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. and the society is still cut off from those popular summertime vacation spots along the jersey shore. they sit there in utter devastation. all along th
the sun out in the northeast, it's the mid-40s here in new york city. and got to be thinking about all those who do not have power. >> it's going to be a chilly night tonight. and really, the next 72 hours, temperatures will moderate here in the northeast. but, you know, if you've ever lost power in your home, sometimes it feels like it's colder in your house than it is outside. so we really wish the best for our friends who don't have power right now. >> yeah. people on the plaza, people have come to visit. >> can't get their flights out. >>> just ahead, more on the recovery efforts going on across the region. natalie's over in hoboken, new jersey, where people are still stranded by flood waters. we'll check in with her in a couple of minutes. >> then we'll take a turn and check in with "today's" professionals. a lot of people talking about the decision on the new york marathon. >>> and i got my subscription in from "glamour" magazine. i've got the women of the year, including people we really got to know well in london earlier this year. >> all right. >>> before we get the there, let
in the coming week. >> there is no marathon in new york today. there is a race in the city and across the strike zone. millions rushing to clean up all they can ahead of what forecasters warn is a harsh nor'easter taking aim at the same areas devastated by city. >> we're looking at rain and wind gusts up to 50 miles an hour wednesday into thursday. >> right now with heavy equipment and by hand, the work continues around the clock. >> please start going door-to- door. ask the owners if they need anything. >> teams of volunteers are hoping to tie up debris. they're struggling much-needed supplies to those struggling. >> many have lost their houses. >> what is clear in the middle of the disaster is they still have each other. >> there is a lot of despair. people have cried in my arms, i am sure in all of our arms about how awful this is. the best resource we have to fight this is the new yorkers. >> resources and a bond many lean on to pick up after sandy and prepare for much rougher weather that may be in the way. >> your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> we finall
for gasoline. now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead with fuel rationing. meanwhile, buyer be wear if you're in the market for a new or used car in the following years. >>> just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where they thought they will end up. >> put-back in the market. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also let a mechanic you trust take a look at it or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's very difficult to get rid of. >> reporter: look for debris or waterlines inside the car, the trunk, and engine compartment. dingy headlights and taillights could be a hint that the car's been underwater. plus, keep in mind that there's not
pledged to new york city. some of them inspired by phyllis' story. you touched a lot of people the last time we spoke. a lot of people saw you on television. and a lot of people said that you are one of the big reasons why they donated. >> everybody -- you're home is the place you love, your home is where your family is, you build memories there, you build a life there. and that's what ripped my heart apart, you know. because i loved my home that much. >> reporter: people were especially touched when you talked about your mother's wedding photo. >> my mother was my best friend. and as despaired as you are at the loss of everything, you find one thing that means something, you know? it's like you got something back. you got something back. out of all the devastation. it helps take away that, that helpless, empty feeling you have. you know? >> those houses are gone. >> reporter: this aerial shot was taken right after sandy struck. the flooded lot is where phyllis' house had been. after the water receded she showed us what is left. how many times have you come down here since the storm? >>
. that is where the worst weather is, and drive down cold into new jersey and new york city. almost weather conditions at times -- blizzard conditions at times. in our area, after the light precipitation so far. -- a light precipitation so far. watch out for some slick spots. at bwi, only 5 hundreths of an end. that is our total monthly rainfall so far. high of only 44 degrees. still supposed to be hitting 60. that storm off the coast drawing down the cold air. as the chilly air comes down the coast, the temperatures cool a few more degrees. the rain could mix with a little wet snow or sleet. winter weather advisers in northern delaware, all of new jersey. a warning on the coast. that is where the worst of the storm is, the purple areas. we are on the western fringe of it. temperatures will stay mostly above freezing ander -- around our area. 45 mph wind gusts. strong winds all the way down to delaware. the storm is buffeting the coast with winds. not nearly as strong as sandy but this time, that heavy snow as well with cold temperatures. this will continue to go north often in the coast. a
, organizers cancelled this weekend's new york city marathon. this is to clean up and recover. jay gray has the latest from atlantic city. >> four days later and still, furious sandy is too much for some to bear. >> i don't believe this. >> floodwaters carried a boat into esther's home, downed power lines and debris litter her yard. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell us which way to go. >> many simply aren't going anywhere. >> chaos. traffic has been two miles long. >> lines for fuel and traffic or just to charge a phone for many have been yoef well manage. in some cases pushing patience and emotions over the edge. >> where do you think you're going? >> but the difficulties like the destruction stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> we have no heat, no power. >> hope is quickly fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> devastation that, after days of controversy, ultimately forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction. it had become a distraction
organizations that is to a group who believes in abstinence. new york city has barred small churches from renting public school on weekends. >> if we abandon the dignity of the human person, how are we going to make any kind of critique about what is good or bad, right or wrong, healthy or unhealthy? >> churches are exempt from the birth control rules, but their affiliates are not. several dioceses and charities have filed lawsuits against the mandate. david collins, wbal-tv 11 news. >> former maryland lawmaker tiffany austin is back in the news. her attorneys say that she should be reinstated to her office. the reasoning? she received probation after completing the 300 hours of community service and paid $800 back to the maryland general assembly for using state money to pay an employee in her law firm. counsel says she was permanently removed from her term after her conviction. that became official when she received a suspended sentence last month. >> we have an update on that shooting at a howard county top gun belt. police are now asking for your help to identify women robbed. authori
. the suspects still at large. after more than one week of painfully long lines, new york city and long island has imposed a gas rationing plan. this was the scene this morning for a driver's license plate numbers ending in an odd number or letter were allowed to go up on odd numbered calendar days and vice versa on even numbered days. individual gas stations are to make sure everyone abides by the rules. still to come, the competition is sizzling on nbc'c the voice. we are joined by the final 12 next. >> any nor'easter that brushed us as moving out to sea and we are in the clear for a while. the insta-weather plus forecast is still ahead. i got it when my internet here was faster than at my office. [ male announcer ] when people switch from cable to verizon fios, there comes a moment when they get it. the difference 100% fiber optics makes. when i saw that picture, i really got it. i can enjoy the game better at home than going to the stadium. i got it when our apartment became the apartment. [ female announcer ] once you've got it, you get it. it's faster. it's better. so, what are you waiti
this? >> depends on who's doing better. >> good point. >>> this comes to us from wnbc 4 in new york city. organizers of the macy's thanksgiving day parade gave kids affected by hurricane sandy a very good reason to smile. they needed it. about 500 children received the inside scoop on six new floats hitting the parade route for the first time. the group toured each new edition and received a crash course on how the designers developed their ideas from sketches to the gigantic floats. so that's got to be fun for those kids there. >>> i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. it will be a quiet day today but it is chilly. 30's.20's and low 31 parkton. todays a lot of sunshine and the wind is going to die down. upper 40's to around 50. >> 32 degrees at the airport. >> a woman is in critical condition after an overnight fire in reisterstown. that story is next. >> a bus driver gets into a fight with a passenger have a
history or so. >> floyd bennett field opened in 1931. it was new york city's first municipal airport. during world war ii, it served as a military airport. today it's part of our national park service. floyd bennett has a rich heritage. many of the world's most legendary aviators used this airfield, including amelia earhart. this is a replica of a plane that took off from here in 1933 and made history. >> eight days later, landed here in floyd bennett field. the first man to fly solo around the world, a one-eyed pilot called wiley post. >> whether it's faithfully re-creating a replica or restoring an actual aircraft that's logged hundreds of hours in the air, all the work here is being done by volunteers. marty gave us a tour of some of the aircraft harp is restoring. >> this is a 1940s, '50s, and early '60s anti-submarine warfare airplane. two propeller-driven engines and there are two jet engines. the jet engines would be used to help it get off the ground, but then they could fly slowly for extended periods of time. >> because of the propellers? >> because of the propellers. and t
, north and west of the new york city area could also get a couple of in inches of accumulating snow. the power outages could be cruel. some people got their power back. 50 to 750-mile-per-hour gusts are possible. looks like coastal areas of new jersey that were hit hard will get gusts of 50 miles an hour. there will be minimal damage from the wind but more worried about the high tide cycles with the waves. temperatures are plenty cold enough especially in interior sections of connecticut, southern new york, west new jersey. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. that's where we'll have the best chances of accumulation of snow. a lot of airports planning on closing down as we go throughout the day today. if you look at the snowfall totals. it's away from the coast and the mountainous areas of the poconos and the cat skills and it ends into the berkshires. that's a look at the national forecast. now here's a look outside your window. well, today's forecast, besides the nor'easter, it's actually a pretty nice day out there throughout many areas of the country. we will see early morning rain
, it's not going to run out. >> in new york city, ferry sciee back online for tomorrow's commute. but for thousands still without power a crisis is emerging. >> one of the great fears we have with cold weather coming we have to make sure that people can stay warm and among the hardest hit, the rockaways in staten island. >> governmetonight the first ma donation from pepsico and walmart. >> reporter: in staten island, victims waited five days before help arrived. >> please start going door to door and ask some of the owners if they need anything. >> reporter: in queens more than 100 homes burned to the ground in a raging file fueled by sandy, a church service offered comforting words and a new determination. >> we don't have any crystal balls that will tell us how breezy point will be rebuilt. do not abandon your hope because only hope sustains us. >> reporter: volunteers and military teams continue to travel across the country to help in the recovery effort. the latest, 400 marines helping out in staten island. >> there is another big storm headed toward the region. we're joined
. new york city was planning on going forward with its annual marathon but in the last hour michael bloomberg canceled it after receiving criticism this was not the time to do a race. crews continued to clean up debris, power lines, and trees but some homeowners say they were left behind for too long in the cold. barry sanders has their story. we understand they are happier right now because they have their power. >> the power is back on and they feel a sense of relief right now. they were upset because of a tree limb falling on a power line. they say the same thing happened last year with the same tree and they were out of power for a week. >> it is a shame it is over a tree limb. >> after days of frustration, -- >> used to be beautiful. you could hear the wind whistled through it. but it doesn't -- definitely needs to go down. >> neighbors finally feel satisfied. the land that fell on electric lines is now on the ground, it dropped into shreds. electricity is restored. it was monday afternoon when this generator kicked in and others on the road remained in the dark. by friday, the
. great style. the epitome of new york city chic. i toned down the back of that hair and left that little piece of brightness around the front just to give it an accent. >> it's very modern and beautiful. and give your va-va-voom turn. >> she has a wedding on friday night. but also something you could wear all the time. this is by maggie london. it's an already made wrap dress. >> they're wonderful. >> just with that little detail, and then the cuff is kansas scott and earrings are roberto celello. >> fabulous. >> he wants you over there with him. >> shout out to -- elementary school. >> all right. our second lady is lisa. she's 33 from the bronx. as a single mother of two children, her beauty routine of day consists of throwing her hair back in a ponytail, and she was thrilled at the opportunity to be pampered for just a few hours. let's listen to her story. >> you came here for pattinson, and now you are getting a makeover. it's a good treat. >> very happy to be here getting a makeover. this is the first time. >> and you're a little shocked? >> yes, i'm very shocked. >> and excited. i'l
," this trophy wife first lady. >> that was weird. back across to kath. >> from new york city, which president got permission to build a swimming pool and a movie theater in the white house? was it george washington -- movie theater -- well. franklin delano roosevelt, richard nixon or ronald reagan? >> roosevelt? >> they cheated but we'll give it to them. >> yeah, franklin roosevelt. >> needed the pool for therapy for his legs, built the pool in 1933, 1942, a movie theater a good who knew for you, do you know who the first person was who watched an x-rated movie in the white house? >> no. i think i know but -- >> jimmy carter, watched "midnight cowboy." x-rated means something different now than then. >> funny. >> back across to kath. >> this lady from california. all righty. which actor played president bartlett in the popular tv series "the west wing," john list lithgow, rob lowe, martin sheen or jeff daniels? >> martin sheen. >> more cheating than in the election. >> people know. what is going on? >> originally, the president, aaron sorkin when he wrote "the west wing" didn't think the pres
in pittsburgh, 45 in new york city. bangor 43. nashville where they have freezy fog this morning >> good morning. we will start off today with off and on rain showers. sunshine should break out later today. >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. the man behind elmo is taking a leave of absence from "sesame street why the "to deal with very serious allegations. nbc's mara schiavocampo is here with more on this. >> reporter: good morning. this would be no elmo without robert clash but the puppeteer who created elmo is coming forward after a man claimed forward saying he had an intimate relationship with clash while he was still a minor. ♪ >> reporter: though he's best known as the voice of elmo, revered puppeteer kevin clash is now speaking out in his own defense against accusations of sexual misconduct. in a statement monday "sesame street" said they were contacted in june by a then 23-year-old man who alleged he had a relationship beginning when he was 16 years old with kevin clash. in h
to certainly see a nicer day in new york city and a perfect day, thomas is turning 10 today. you must be thomas. where are you from? are you enjoying new york city? well, thanks so much for spending your birthday here. it is going to be nice around here. we have a lot of rain to talk about especially in the northwest. we have storm after storm that is just going to pound the west coast and each storm gets stronger we could see wind gusts up to 70 to 90 miles an hour especially along the coast, 0 out that way, and mountain snow, a foot, a foot and a half of snow possible. the rest of the country minus a couple of showers through the plains and also some heavier rain across the carolinas. some wind gusts up near 40 miles an hour possible as well today and even into tomorrow. but the northeast will be quiet for your monday. middle of the kcountry seeing a couple of showers and, again, we are looking for pretty strong weather and gusty winds in the >>> and now that it's sunday, that means tonight is sunday night football night in america. we have a huge rivalry going down in heinz field. the rains
. >> it was a big night last night. i stayed up till like 9:30, it was wild. look out, new york city. >> did you set your alarm? >> sadly i woke up. i woke up without an alarm. >> you had a big day yesterday celebrating veterans day. >> today's the big observance. i was out marching in the parade here in new york city with a group that my wife and i have worked a lot with called operation manned, a great group out of ucla medical center who does reconstructive surgery for soldiers badly wounded by ieds and i was proud and honored to be able to march with them yesterday. very cool. >> wow. >> very cool. >> our next take two, if you will, hillary's next move. >> there's this piece, a lot of people are talking about it in the "new york times" yesterday written by gail collins did, an interview with hillary clinton in which secretary clinton talked about life after her job as secretary of state. the first question everyone asks is will you run for president? >> right. >> and she said can i get five minutes to catch my breath before you start asking me this. >> deserves a break, right? >> she transitions
to go to waste management's facilities right outside new york city, and boy, they have been starved for guys dumping stuff. this is going to be huge for their business. the stock has done absolutely nothing but has a great yield. i say go with waste management. okay, it's all about leadership. not in washington, but in the boardroom! good stocks. i'll help you find them no matter who wins. "mad money" will be right back. >>> coming up, business on the ballot? on the eve of an election, the nation waits to see which candidate will rise to the occasion. cramer's not waiting for anything. tonight, he's breaking down which stocks could be most impacted by the vote and how to position yourself before polls close. and later, energy opportunity? in the wake of bp's horrific macondo disaster, the company took drastic steps to keep its business from failing. selling off assets at bargain prices. tonight cramer is focusing on companies that could benefit. he's got a list you won't want to miss. >>> plus, gain from hain? sending the stock up over 50%. but will the gain soon turn into pain? or
by on a chilly november morning here in new york city. we're happy they joined us, and a lot of people waking this up morning to go out and vote early. a polling place in cincinnati, ohio. of course, that could be the swing state of all swing states, and people already at it voting there this morning and down in florida, another very key battleground state. we've got voting going on there as well. >> a lot of wet weather down there. >> that's right. >> and we've seen both candidates vote this morning, and, of course, we know that president obama cast his vote early in chicago a couple weeks ago. also ahead, we've done a real political analysis and now we'll do fun political analysis, very unscientific polls in our "take 3" just ahead, and then we'll take a look back at one of the most iconic images in an american brand, the gerber baby, and we'll meet the original gerber baby and reveal the new one. >> that's kind of cool. >> yeah. >> and then the latest trend in beauty. everything you need to know from the hottest creams to help you look younger to teeth brighteners, all covered for you. the
's not what we heard in some hard-hit areas of new york city where storm victims claim the country's preeminent disaster relief organization has been missing in action. here's nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> reporter: two weeks after sandy hit, residents of breezy point, new york, still wonder if more help will ever arrive. >> we haven't seen red cross at all. red cross hasn't offered any assistance up until yesterday. >> reporter: carrie lynn allen says she's donated to the red cross before and is very disappointed. >> they take people's hardworking money to assist people. and then when push comes to shove, they don't assist. >> reporter: her neighbors also wonder what happened. >> the red cross, you know, they're normally a wonderful organization, and it's just that they're not here. >> reporter: ann marie willis coordinates volunteers in the community and rates the red cross performance here poor. >> they need help with everything from housing to just hold them, say you're going to be okay. you'll get through this. we need everything. and i know the red c
. in queens, burned rubble, subways are still cut off by flooding in new york city. >> 's like the city has been cut in half around 40th street. >> thousands were trapped in their homes for over 72 hours. >> sunday night was the most terrifying. >> along the jersey shore, homes were ripped from their foundations. >> its like right out of a movie. >> woodbridge, emergency officials say thousands of gallons of oil from the refinery came loose from the storm. president obama promised federal help. for new jersey. >> we go through tough times but we bounced back. the reason we bounceback is because we look out for one another. we don't leave anybody behind. >> getting back to life as usual is complicated, creating long lines for food and gas. >> we are coming back, definitely, without a doubt, we are coming back, all of us, together. >> across the northeast, communities are refusing to quit until their lives are restored. millions of people are beginning their third day without power especially for those cut off from their homes along the jersey shore. the recovery can happen soon enough. >> af
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